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Mercury 8

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The Mercury 8 mission. The audio files are named as per their original historical audio reel number at the NASA historical audio vault. Information listed below is the sum-total of data on these reels.

INFORMATION ON THE AUDIO FILES:
463-AAG: 1 of 3, 10/03/1962, Lift-off contains "i'm in chimp configuration..."
464-AAG: 2 of 3, 10/03/1962, 3:11 - 6:12 MET
465-AAG: 3 of 3, 10/03/1962, 6:10 - 9:23 MET, Recovery

MISSION INFORMATION:
MA-8 (25)
Sigma 7
Pad LC-14 ()
Atlas (8)

Crew:
Walter M. Schirra, Jr.

Payload:
Spacecraft No. 16, Launch Vehicle 113-D

Mission Objective:
Man-machine in orbit for 9 hours

Launch:
October 3, 1962

Orbit:
Altitude: 175.8 by 100 statute miles
Orbits: 6
Period: 88min 55sec
Duration: 0 Days, 9 hours, 13 min, 11 seconds
Distance: 143,983 statute miles
Velocity: 17,558
Max Q: 964
Max G: 8.1

Mission Highlights:
Mission successful. Total time weightless 8 hours 56min 22 sec.

Digitized, cataloged and archived by the Houston Audio Control Room, at the NASA Johnson Space Center.


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